Friday, November 10, 2017

Champion Home Builders Adding to workforce to Meet Soaring Demand

Champion Home Builders in Benton, Kentucky is looking to add 50 employees to its staff.

General Manager Tom Stoneburner said the need is brought about by a dramatic improvement in the demand for mobile homes, as well as a recent contract with FEMA to build homes for hurricane victims in the southern United States. He said the FEMA contract is for 120 units to be built in the Benton plant, but stressed the jobs were permanent positions and the need for an increased workforce would be in place long after the FEMA homes are complete.

“We already have all the homes sold that we can manufacture through the end of March 2018.” said Stoneburner. “We are ready to ramp up production to meet the growing demand.” He said the Benton plant produces about 1,300 mobile homes each year.

Stoneburner said the company is looking for framers, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, laborers and unskilled workers. He said the positions are full time and include a full range of benefits. Salary is based on experience and skills.

Champion Home Builders began production in Benton in July 2016. Stoneburner said the company’s goal when they opened was to eventually employ 175 people in full-time production.He said they currently have 120 people on staff and the need for 50 additional will bring them close to what they had projected.

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